The following LC classification range descriptions represent areas of concentration for public administration:
HD (Economic History and Conditions): Management (Decision making; Strategic management; Conflict management; Leadership; Negotiation; Public relations; Social responsibilities); Labor (Labor disputes. Strikes. Arbitration; Unions; Industrial sociology. Industrial relations; Pensions. Social insurance. Health insurance.
HM (Sociology): Cultural and social evolution; Social control. Social ethics, norms, values. Social integration; Groups and organizations; Community; Organizational sociology and theory; Deviant behavior. Anomie; Social stratification. Equality and inequality; Social institutions; Social change; Environment. Social ecology; Mass behavior. Crowds, violence; Progress. Regression. Social stability; Social forecasting; Social psychology (Perception of others. Prejudice. Stereotype); Interpersonal relations. Social behavior (Conflict management); Social influence. Social pressure (Public relations. Publicity; Propaganda; Public opinion); Authority, power, leadership; Liberty, pluralism, multiculturalism, toleration; Individualism. Passive resistance, nonviolence.
HN (Social History and Conditions): The following categories are selectively collected: Community centers; Special topics.
HS (Societies: Secret. Benevolent, etc.): General. History. Selectively collected categories: Secret societies; Political and patriotic societies.
HT (Communities. Classes. Races): Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology; Classes; Races.
HV (Social Pathology. Social and Public Welfare. Criminology): Special classes (Families. Single parents; Children and youth; Women; Gays and lesbians; Aged; Disabled; Developmentally disabled; Blind; Deaf; Mental illness; Physically disabled; Special classes by race or ethnicity; Cities); Criminology; Types of crime (Terrorism; Gangs; Organized crime; Suicide; Rape; Family violence. Child abuse; Gambling; Financial crime; Computer crime; General, by region or country). Selectively collected category: Emergency management. Disasters.
JA (Political Science (general)): Political theory; Quantitative analysis & methods; Political psychology; Political culture. Political ecology.
JC (Political Theory): Modern state, from 20th century; Nationalism; Nature of the state. Sovereignty. Allegiance. Consensus; Opposition. Civil disobedience. Insurgency. Violence; Patriotism. Political obligation; Power. Leadership; Social and evolutionary theories of the state. Civil society; Rights of the individual.
JF (Political Institutions and Public Administration): General. Comparative government; Federal and state relations; Political rights. Political participation; Public administration; Political parties. Practical politics
JK (United States): Government. Public administration; Political rights. Practical politics; Political parties.
JS (Local Government. Municipal Government): General; United States.